2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD is a Mean, Clean Diesel Machine

As Americans, we have yet to fully embrace the idea that is 'clean diesel.' Though it woud be ideal for daily drivers, little know that it's cleaner and it burns longer. Also, as you can see here, it might even be a wee bit fun. In anticipation of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled its Mk.VII GTI-based Volkswagen GTD; The greener, cleaner version of the hot-hatch GTI. In order to match the new body style, Volkswagen also fit a brand new engine to the mix. The new unit is a 2.0-liter flat-four turbodiesel with 184-hp at its disposal. This brings the output to 14 more than the previous model.

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD is a Mean, Clean Diesel Machine

The styling of the GTD matches nearly identical to the MkVII GTI Concept we saw late last year. It features a cleaner, blacked-out fascia, 17-inch sport wheels, performance tires and sharper LED taillights to complete the package. Inside, the GTD receives the signature VW plaid treatment, an upgraded instrument cluster and a sprinkle of new materials here and there. No details as to whether this mean green machine will be sold stateside, but German buyers can expect the GTD to fetch €29,350 ($38,690 US) when it goes on sale this June.